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Biographical entry Hutchinson, James (1796 - 1870)

MRCS Dec 4th 1818; FRCS (by election) Aug 26th 1844; MA Marischal College Aberdeen 1817.

6 May 1796
9 July 1870
Wynberg, Cape of Good Hope
General surgeon


Born on May 6th, 1796, the son of John Hutchinson, RN, of Lettercross, Stonehaven; entered the Bengal Army as Assistant Surgeon on April 6th, 1819, and was promoted Surgeon on Nov 18th, 1829. He was at one time Secretary of the Medical Board, Calcutta. He was one of the twenty-nine officers of the HEIC's Medical Service who were elected Fellows on Aug 26th, 1844. He retired on July 17th, 1845, and died at Belle Ombre, Wynberg, Cape of Good Hope, on July 9th, 1870.

Indian Diseases and Prison Observations on some of the most Important Points connected with the Consideration and Treatment of Cholera Asphyxia, Calcutta, 1832. Dedicated to Lord William Cavendish Bentinck, Governor-General.
A Report on the Medical Management of the Native Jails, to which are added some observations on the principal diseases to which native prisoners are liable, 1835; 2nd ed, 1845.
He was also learned in Hindustani, translating from and into that language.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Crawford's History of the Indian Medical Service, ii, 252].

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